Created on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 20:57 Written by Fightback
We also invite our readers to become acquainted with the more basic ideas of Marxism by going through the FAQ section.However, reading the classics of Marxism is the best way to understand these ideas. At first it may seem difficult, but every worker and young person knows that things worth having are worth working hard for! Patient and persistent study, discussion, and ultimately, the day to day application of these ideas over a lifetime are the key.
Trotsky gave some very good advice in his short article Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin. We recommend everyone interested in studying the ideas of Marxism start by reading it. We also suggest reading If America Should Go Communist by Leon Trotsky and The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels, and Workshop Talks by James Connolly. In particular the ABC of Communism by Nikolai Bukharin and Evgenii Preobrazhensky gives an excellent overview of many of the basic concepts of Marxism and a look at some of the progress made during the early years of the Soviet Union.